EPIC hires Martin Bland to support international growth strategy

As the company looks to maintain momentum in 2022 and expand its presence in the UK and US, EPIC Risk Management has hired Martin Bland as its Director of Business Development.

In his new role, Bland will work to develop relationships with key industry stakeholders and maintain EPIC’s customer experience track record, in support of the gambling harm minimisation consultancy’s long-term growth and business strategy in the UK, US and globally. 

Additionally, Bland will cooperate closely with EPIC’s existing clients to maintain  its service provision, as well as working to ‘proactively develop’ the client base as part of the organisation’s wider growth strategy. 

Commenting on his new role, Bland said: “I’m thrilled to be joining such a progressive company who are trying to pioneer this space of gambling harm minimisation. What’s been clear to me throughout the recruitment process and my short time here, is that EPIC is hugely passionate about its purpose. 

“Ultimately, this organisation is about helping people and the more organisations we can work with provides the opportunity to help more people the better.

“My role here is about growth. Yes, organically the business will commercially grow but ultimately, the more companies we work with, the more people we interact with, the more people we help. So, that’s a massive goal of mine here at EPIC and I’m excited to get started.”

In support of his responsibilities, Bland will leverage his sales experience and regional and international business network, accumulated over a career in the commercial and partnerships sectors, including 18 years in sports data and technology.

Bland is EPIC’s second appointment in pursuit of its growth objectives in recent months, following from the recruitment of Les Murray as its Managing Director in November, with tasked with coordinating the group’s European and US-focused efforts

Welcoming Bland to EPIC, Murray added: “Such a senior appointment reflects our ongoing commitment to delivering service excellence to our existing clients and in continuing the significant growth we have seen at EPIC Risk Management. We are extremely pleased to welcome Martin to the EPIC team.”

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